Kids' Chance of California Fact Sheet

Kids' Chance of California Fact Sheet

Kids' Chance of California is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job.

Why Kids' Chance?

In 2010 there were over 464,000 workplace injuries in California, resulting in 302 deaths (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site, 2010 data). Serious work-related accidents can have a devastating impact on families, especially children. The financial impact can be life shattering. The future can look frightening to someone whose parent or spouse has been seriously or fatally injured at work. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often must confront the hurdle of funding their education-the key to their future and ours. Each year, hundreds of kids face this challenge. We can make a difference in California.

Kids' Chance believes:

* Children are society's most valuable resource.

* We have an obligation to give children the tools they need to succeed in life.

* Access to higher education ensures that children have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace.

* Investing in our children's future provides them the opportunity to make a difference in their own and other people's lives.

How to Make a Donation:

Currently donations can only be made by check. Tax identification number 46-0534585. Checks should be made payable to:

Kids' Chance of California
P.O. Box 192052
San Francisco, CA 94119-2052

For more information visit or contact Maria Henderson (415) 973-1881.